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Old 05-04-2005, 03:56 PM   #1
mdb
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Data lost/changed when moving harddrive to another computer


I am replacing the motherboards for several computers. My process is to take the harddrive out and mount it on a separate computer for backing-up. While moving the harddrive from one computer to another something happens to one of the partitions. When I mount the partition that has a problem I do not see any of the original data only strange file names, for example:

FileQxYhtZ Permissions: srwxrwxrwx

I am not sure what the problem is...may the partition table is not being read correctly...
Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas?

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Old 05-06-2005, 01:59 AM   #2
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well... usually that kind of strange file name mean you have corruption on the drive. It's usually not a good thing. You could try to run fsck to try to fix what you can but dont trust that drive for important data.
 
  


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